Mystery or False News? The Real, “Non-Scandalous” Story of Fw-190 3 December, 2016

One particular news making the headlines last month captured the interest of those in Turkey interested in aviation; it even occupied considerable space in foreign aviation websites. The news went as “One of the most mysterious events in Turkish defence industry is about to be unveiled. New documents have been found as regards the lost fighters scandal kept hidden from the Turkish public for 70 years”, thus forced the audience into believing that the allegations were true. In an attempt to boost plausibility, the news also mentioned that the research had been undertaken by an expert on Turkish Aviation History. While the Turkish Air Forces Commander General Abidin Ünal responded to the issue as “false news”, we decided that it would be appropriate to investigate the content against the background of historical facts.

Issue 86